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Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy

NOTICE: Due to COVID-19, all OPOTA classes will be canceled until August 28. Some courses will still be held via distance or e-learning. In these cases, you will be contacted by the law enforcement training officer who teaches the course. We will continue to provide updates as new information is available.

The Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy houses both Commission and Academy staff. Commission staff oversees training requirements and curriculum for peace officers, private security, local corrections, jail personnel, K-9 units, and humane agents, in addition to firearms programs for public defender investigators, bailiffs, probation officers, and parole officers. They also oversee certification standards of peace officers. Academy staff provides instruction in basic, advanced, and technical subjects for the Ohio law enforcement community using the latest research and recommended professional practices.



These courses are offered at the main campus in London, OH, and at a satellite campus in Richfield. To contact the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy please call 740-845-2700.

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